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On Jun 15, 2018Jagdish P Dave wrote :
As I am reading this article I feel at home. It's like being in the loving company of a friend, a brother, a sister or a teacher. Mindfulness meditation and living mindfully have been a life-long journey for me. In my journey I have lived unmindfully, siding with me, being self-righteous and finding fault with the other side. I distinctly remember how I was judgmental and critical of my colleague when I was teaching in a university. He was very critical of me for teaching Meditation in my psych classes. Practicing meditation helped me understand his position as a Catholic Professor. I let siding with me go and criticizing his side. It helped me to be grounded, at ease with me and with what I was teaching . Seeing the other side with an open mind and open heart liberated me from my bondage of self-righteousness.
Mindfulness has opened my inner door to look within and see my shadow- my justifications for reacting judgmentally and unkindly to others and finding fault with others in my life, for throwing an arrow at others. Gratefully I have been awakening from my sleep and I am able to see the light. Yes. It did not happen overnight. I have been practicing mindfulness for a long time. I have learned how to be grounded, calm, clear, contented and compassionate to me and to others in my life. Everyday is a learning day. It's a joyous and fulfilling journey.
May i and my brothers and sisters learn how to live mindfully for peace, joy, and harmony!